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Meet a Mom Kam Throckmorton!
Meet Kam! With her awesome style we would love to have her make over our closets anytime!
Meet a Mom Jennifer Cater!
Meet Jennifer! Mom of six, grandmother of two, and owner of Saint Simons Day School!
Meet a Mom Ashley Williams!
Meet Ashley! The owner of Smallcakes St Simons and mom to four little ones!
Meet a Mom Coti Louthan!
Meet Coti! A mom of twin boys who is a new Brunswick resident!
Meet a Mom Krysta Bowles!
Meet Krysta! She loves hiking here in the Golden Isles with her son and we love the fun instrument she plays! Read her interview here to find out what it is!
Meet a Mom Mary Ellen Carter!
Mary Ellen is this weeks Meet-a-Mom! Learn more of her favorites as a life long Saint Simons resident!
Top 7 Reasons Golden Isles Families are Choosing Au Pairs as a Child Care Solution!
Let’s be honest, parents juggle it all! From carline to packing lunches and making sure homework is done, whether you are a SAHM, work from home, or work outside of the house, it can be exhausting! That’s why we are SO excited to partner with Au Pair in America who makes getting a second set of hands easy, reliable, and a cultural experience for the family! Have questions? We did too! So we got answers! Learn more about life with an au pair here!
Meet a Mom Lisa Gutierrez!
Meet Lisa! Her shopping cart trick we might steal! She runs Gals that Brunch, a great mom resource in the Golden Isles, and has three kiddos herself!
Why Damar Hamlin Matters So Much to Moms
The importance behind Hamlin’s experience and story as he shares to the world.
Meet-a-Mom Emily Council!
Meet Emily! She’s the mom of two small boys and has a knack for sleep training (can we borrow her?!)!
Meet-a-Mom Amanda Kuhn!
Meet Amanda! She is a local mom of four on Saint Simons and we love her mom hacks for outdoor play!
Meet-a-Mom Laura Johnson!
Meet Laura the amazing mom behind Light of Hope Learning, the only learning center geared towards children on the autism spectrum in Glynn County!
Board Games your Family will Love!
Looking for some long weekend fun? These board game choices from our Local Moms Network are sure to keep the fun rolling!
Dry January? Try these Zero-Proof Spirits!
Thanks to blogger Julia Dzafic of Lemon Stripes and The Local Moms Network for these great spirit-free spirits for dry January!
Meet Dr. Martin!
Looking for ways to share in the learning of Martin Luther King day with you children? Here is a list of resources to get you started.
Meet-a-Mom Chandler Fox!
Meet Chandler, the mega-mom behind Revive Physical Therapy!
Give Back Glynn County
Looking for a way to give back to the community this holiday season? Check out Golden Isles Mom’s new initiative to clear lunch balances for students and families in need!
How to Be More Grateful & Happier – and Help Your Kids Do the Same!
I know you have heard of the benefits of gratitude, but do you know it can literally re-wire your brain for contentment? Find out in this article contributed by Niro Feliciano, LCSW!
Meet-a-Mom Brittany Jenson!
Meet Brittany! As a mom of four she knows how to juggle that work/life balance! Learn more about her!
Meet-a-Mom Sarah Callaway!
Meet Sarah! Half of the duo at Sandy Bottom Bagels! When she’s not serving up breakfast she’s hanging at the baseball field with her three boys!
Meet-a-Mom Nancy Snyder!
Meet Nancy! She is a prosthetist/orthotist and mom of two teenagers! Learn about some of her favorites this week!
Beach Workout Tips with Anna Kaiser!
Celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser is known for her impressive client list (including buff moms like Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker) and her amazing fitness studios, offering cutting edge instruction in NYC, East Hampton and CT, as well as virtually. But she also loves bringing clients to the beach for workouts, and since many of us will be hitting the beach now that our kids are back in school, we asked Anna to share some of her beach workout tips, below.
5 New Ideas for Moms Night Out!
Schools back in session but that doesn’t mean it should be all about the kids! Here are 5 fun ideas for Moms to get their girl time in!
Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria
This sweet tea sweet treat is sure to cool your summer heat!
4 Reasons to Head to Your Local Farmer’s Market!
Want the true farm to table experience? Visit one of our local farmers markets for the freshest ingredients for dinner!
Meet-a-Mom Mindy Stewart!
Meet Mindy! Mom of 4 and local art teacher!
Meet-a-Mom Lexie Whatley!
Meet Lexie! She loves giving back to her community with her work with the RSM Classic and shares a really #momboss fact about herself in this week’s meet-a-mom!
Meet-a-Mom Rebecca Bradford!
Meet Rebecca! She’s a mom of three and in our opinion one of the best swim instructors in the area!
Beach Reads: 10 Titles to Make Your Summer Sizzle!
From kids summer toys to mom summer reads, here are some favorites from TLMN!
The Best Outdoor Toys for Summer!
Looking for some creative ways to keep the kids busy in July? Check out some of The Local Moms Network’s favorites!
Meet-a-Mom! Jenna McMicken!
This weeks Meet-a-Mom is Jenna McMicken!
Meet-a-Dad Judd Foster!
Meet Judd! If you like BBQ, then you’ll love his career choice! New Golden Isles resident Judd and his wife are bringing the BBQ to Brunswicks and keeping it a family affair!
Meet-a-Dad Mike Hall!
Meet Mike! And find out why we are loving his best piece of dad advice!
Virtual Activities Guide!
When it comes to educational opportunities for our children, flexibility is key! Virtual Learning can be highly adaptable and often a more efficient way to meet students where they are academically, emotionally, and socially. Kids can learn on their own schedule, and...
Meet-a-Dad Jake Kretlow!
Meet Jake! When he’s not enjoying the many outdoor activities here in the Isles with his children, he’s teaching other kiddos the foundation of sports skills and teamwork through Playball! Find out more about Jake for today’s Meet-a-Dad!
Happy National Rosé Day!
Celebrate Rosé Day with these fun recipes!
Meet “Our” Dads, John Conti and Joe Manor!
Meet John and Joe, or as we refer to them as “our” dads! What better way to kick off June’s Meet-a-Dad series than with our husbands and some of their favorites on the Isles (plus we secretly love the credit on keeping the work/home life balance!). Find out more about our awesome guys in their meet-a-dad interviews!
Q&A with Heather Day, Camp Director at Frederica Academy!
Getting ready for camp? Check out our Q&A with camp director Heather Day and find out what we think are the essentials for campers!
Pantry Essentials that Everyone Should Have!
Thanks to Kat Ashmore for these tips on must-have pantry staples! Don’t forget to add a summer “snack box” for quick and easy grab and go snacks for the kids!
Water Safety with Neva Nicole!
May is water safety awareness month! Golden Isles Moms spoke with Neva Nicole, a local mom and swim instructor on how to keep yours kids safe around the water!
Board Games Your Family Will Love!
Get off the devices and try some of these family favorites on game night!
Binge Worthy TV Shows!
Thanks to our partner site Westport Moms for this go-to list to keep us in the know for the best shows out right now!
Mess Free (no really!) Art!
Getting ready for out of school? These fun mess-free art ideas will let your children explore their creativity without the massive clean-up!
White Bean Pesto Salad with Garlic Croutons and Balsamic Glaze!
Looking for a quick and healthy dish to serve up for dinner? This easy recipe is sure to please the household!
Air Fried Artichoke Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing!
This recipe from Tim Tok star and food contributor for The Local Moms Network Kathleen Ashmore will have you feeling summer!
The Best Kids Books Celebrating Strong Women!
What better way to celebrate women than with books to inspire young girls!
Meet-a-Mom Diana Graham!
Meet Diana! A new Brunswick resident (although she’s been in the area for some time), we love her mom hack and it’s one of our staples too!
Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!
21 Seeds gives us the ultimate guide to Cinco de Mayo celebrating!
5 Things You Can Do Now to Feel Great For Summer!
Summer is upon us and we want to feel our best! The Local Moms Network wants you to feel great about your “beach body” (if you have a body, you have a beach body!) so here are some tips from Kimberly Snyder on how to achieve your best self!
Meet-a-Mom, Cherise Cartwright!
Meet-a-mom, Nicole Fairfield!
Our 2023 Ultimate Sleepaway Camp Program Guide!
Spending part of summer living independently from Mom and Dad is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use our Camp & Program Guide to learn about some of the top sleepaway camp options throughout the United States as well as teen tours, educational programs and even community service opportunities.
Meet-a-Mom, Martha Gregg!
Meet-a-Mom, Ada Owens!
NYE Cocktail Recipes!
From cocktails to cocktails, cheers to 2022!
The Night Before Christmas Cookie Sandwich!
Do you belong America’s Top Baker like Debbie or Worst Baker’s in America like Stephanie? Whichever category you fall into, this is a fool proof recipes for some Christmas cheer!
Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks!
Are you a master of materials or clumsy Wirth clippings? Whether you are a pro at the gift wrapping or need a few pointers, here are a few basic tips for every gift wrapper!
Golden Isles Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Kids!
Looking for the perfect gift? Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages!
Meet a Mom #IMOMSOHARD!
Kristin and Jen are real-life best friends and comedians who realized that their nightly conversations over wine would be great fodder for a video series!
Giving Back During the Holiday Season
This year, take the true meaning of the season and give back through these wonderful organizations.
Golden Isles Moms Glynn County Playground Survey
An initiative to keep our playgrounds safe and accessible to all!
Christmas Holiday Light Guide 2021!
Have a jolly time with these step by step holiday light show directions! Don’t forget the Christmas carols!
He’s Back! Elf on the Shelf Ideas for your Magical Friend
Thanks to South Houston Moms, the Elf is prepared with ideas this year on how to make your child’s month of December a magical one!
Hannukah Recipes the Family will Love!
Whether you’re connecting with family via Zoom, getting together a small group or hosting a holiday meal outside, these recipes will help make this Hannukah memorable.
Thankgiving Ideas to Give Back
Want to share with your family what the giving season is really about? Here are some suggestions of organizations in the area doing good for the community!
Meet-a-Mom Jen Tacbas!
Meet Jen! Jen is a founder of a nonprofit which builds literacy in schools and is mom to one daughter, Logan. When she’s not being a rockstar finding book donations for children, her and her family enjoy relaxing to Hawaiian music (where her husband was born and raised!). Learn more about Jen this week!
Q&A with Puja Jabbour, founded of Jabbour Law!
Jabbour Law Firm, LLC is a boutique estate planning law firm that specializes in helping families protect their assets and leave a lasting legacy. They treat their clients like family and put clients needs first. Golden Isles Moms sat down with founder Puja Jabbour to talk a little bit more about why estate planning is so important.
5 Reasons to get a Home Inspection from Leapfrog Inspections
Don’t go into buying your home blind! Make sure you are well educated on the state of one of the biggest purchases you will make. Here are some tips on home inspection from Leapfrog Inspections, a family run business in the Golden Isles!
Cocktails for the Holidays!
Need a last-minute cocktail for a pared down holiday meal (or Zoom call!)? These festive sips will take you from Thanksgiving through New Year’s–and are easy enough to make any night of the week.
Meet-a-Mom Heather Honaker!
Meet Heather! Heather is a local travel consultant here on the Golden Isles and loves helping families plan their perfect get-aways! Read on for Heather’s go-to stain removal tip (one we love too!).
Sleep Better Tonight!
What parent doesn’t want a more restful night’s sleep?! Here are some helpful tips from Dr. Rebecca Robbins, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and co-author of Sleep for Success!
Easy Pumpkin Chili!
This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash!
Meet-a-Mom Brelynn Dumortier!
This weeks Meet-a-Mom is Brelynn Dumortier! She is a long time Brunswick resident and Fast and Furious fanatic! Find out more about this local mom in her interview with GIM!
Candy-Free Alternatives to Halloween Sweets
Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered.
Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil
This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil is the perfect end of summer recipe, packing in all that seasonal produce into a pasta dish that is both kid-friendly and vegetarian.
October Book Club Pick “The Husbands” by Chandler Baker!
Our October Book Club pick is The Husbands, by Chandler Baker. This smart sophomore novel has been referred to as a feminist twist on the Stepford Wives.
The Get Into College Guide with Dr. Aviva Legatt
Applying to college has never been easy, but over the past 20 years, it has become more competitive than ever. That means if you’re helping your kids apply to college, you’re playing a whole different ball game than when you were up at bat. That’s why we were thrilled to read Get Real and Get In: How to Get Into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self by Dr. Aviva Legatt, who has been an admission officer in the Ivy League (including at the Wharton School), as well as a professor and counselor.
Meet-a-Mom Shannon Gabell!
This week’s meet-a-mom is Shannon! You may have spotted her at the newly popular Dorothy’s Oyster Bar on St Simons but when she’s not creating perfect cocktails she’s out for a run or spending time at the beach with her two little ones! Find out more about Shannon and her favorite parts of living on The Golden Isles!
Fall Skin Care Guide
Fall skincare and beauty feels like a fresh start for our faces. With the kids back in school, you have more than 30 seconds to get back into a skincare routine…and maybe even put on some makeup! But where to start? We asked Kari Molvar, a mom of two girls (10 and 8) and regular contributor on beauty and wellness to publications like T: The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Forbes to share her picks for Fall 2021, from the one face cream you should invest in to the perfect lip gloss for every day.
Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast! Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing.
Halloween Books for Kids!
It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween! We hope you enjoy these spooktacular booooks as much as we do!
2021 Fall Fun Guide!
Pumpkin PatchesSt. Simon's Methodist Church: October 11th- October 31st from 9:00am-9:00pm daily Poppell Farm, Odum, GA: October 2nd-31st from 10:00am-10:00pm including pumpkin patch, mazes, haunted trails, and hay rides Madrac Farm, Rincon, GA: Saturdays from...
Meet-A-Mom Lauren Liguori!
Meet Lauren! Mom to three little girls and the mom behind The Three Little Bows, an online hair accessory boutique! Find out more about Lauren here!
Support the Lemmons!
As a network made by moms for moms, we look for any ways to help the community and our network of families in the Golden Isles. Shannon Lemmon gained her angel wings and her husband Tom (or as many of our children know him as, Coach!), and their two daughters Olivia and Ava need our support. Here are a few events and fundraisers run by community friends to help the Lemmons during this difficult time.
60 Second Coleclaw
Who says summer is over?! This take on coleslaw from Cat with a K Cooks uses pre-shredded coleslaw so it comes together in just under a minute!
Meet-a-Mom Jillian Shepard!
As Oglethorpe Point Elementary’s School Resource Officer, Jillian Shepard is a familiar and welcoming face to many parents on the Isles! Here she shares a bit about her own family and a few surprising facts about herself! Thanks Jillian for all you do for our community and children!
Anchored Shrimp Company
Golden Isles Moms had the opportunity to catch up with Aaron Wallace from Anchored Shrimp Company and talk about our local shrimp industry, the Anchored Shrimp business, and what that “Wild Georgia Shrimp” logo means!
Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, L’Shana Tova!
L’Shana Tova to all who celebrate. This Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, from Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, is one of those go-to meals that works as well for holiday dinners as it does for family meals all Fall long.
Your Mom Cares
Dr. Michelle Chung is a clinical psychologist based in New York City specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related, mood, and ADHD / executive functioning challenges. As an expert mom at YourMomCares, Chung gave The Local Moms Network some insight into behavior and challenges you might encounter during a very stressful pandemic.
Grandma’s Good-for-everything Bruschetta
This take on Grandma’s bruschetta is super versatile, you can use it at nearly any meal!
How to Stay-cation this Labor Day Weekend!
Looking for some “close”cation ideas for this Labor Day weekend? Check out some fun ideas to do in and around the Golden Isles!
Meet-A-Mom Erica Gilman!
Meet Erica! Erica is a boy mom and owner of The Tinted Tide, a pottery painting company on St. Simons! She loves frosé Friday’s at The Porch (we know where we’ll be this Friday!) and even Maes getting the mail an adventure for her son! Learn more about Erica here!
Preparing your Roof for Hurricane Season
Is your home hurricane ready? Going into the peak of hurricane season, we spoke with Matt O’Rear of Apex Roofing and Restoration to find out how to make sure your roof is ready for a storm! And don’t forget to check out our Hurricane Preparedness page on our website!
The Parents Night Out Guide 2021
Check out Golden Isles Moms’ suggestions for unique and adventurous date nights!
Stop Saying ‘Super Mom’!
Why we should get rid of the term “super mom” and what we should say instead.
Summer Citrus Salad
This fast, fresh, and healthy salad will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed (plus give your immune system an added boost of vitamin C!).
Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
A healthy twist on a classic favorite bringing bold, earthy flavors!
Children and Anxiety Amid Corona Virus and Back to School
Last year The Local Moms Network spoke with contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, about how to ease children’s anxiety over COVID. As school begins and procedures are already constantly changing, this article provides support for parents during these difficult times.
What to Teach Kids Before Leaving Home
A few things every child should know before leaving home!